the act of disclaiming; the renouncing, repudiating, or denying of a claim; disavowal.
a person who disclaims.
a statement, document, or assertion that disclaims responsibility, affiliation, etc.; disavowal; denial.

Origin of disclaimer

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French: to disclaim
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Examples from the Web for disclaimer

Contemporary Examples of disclaimer

Historical Examples of disclaimer

  • Nevertheless, she restrained herself from making any disclaimer.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • To back his disclaimer, Scott offered to review himself in the Quarterly, which he did.

    Sir Walter Scott

    George Saintsbury

  • He was painfully affected by this disclaimer of a charge which he had not made.


    Joseph Conrad

  • "Well, I am glad to know it," he said, in reply to Ralston's disclaimer.


    Henry Morford

  • But the disclaimer was altogether too feeble to deceive her.

    Young Mr. Barter's Repentance

    David Christie Murray

British Dictionary definitions for disclaimer



a repudiation or denial
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Word Origin and History for disclaimer

"denial of a claim," mid-15c., from Anglo-French disclaimer "disavowal, denial;" see disclaim. Infinitive used as a noun in Old French. Cf. waiver, etc.

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